Legal news from Sunday, February 27, 2005
14:02 EDT

[JURIST] Approximately 50 British soldiers are facing court martial [UK MOD backgrounder] for murder, manslaughter, assault and other crimes in Iraq. The allegations against them are contained in secret military documents obtained by London's Sunday Telegraph [article, registration required]. The documents show that almost 3 times the number of soldiers [read more]

11:02 EDT

[JURIST] A new World Health Organization-sponsored treaty aimed at preventing children from smoking and helping adults quit goes into effect Sunday [World Health Organization press release], but its impact on the US remains to be seen. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control [NGO treaty advocacy website; official treaty text] gives [read more]

11:02 EDT

[JURIST] Iraqi security forces say they have arrested Saddam Hussein's half-brother [AP report], the first top-level Baathist to be caught in a year. Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan was number 36 (6 of diamonds) on the list of 55 most-wanted Iraqis [USA Today cards graphic], and the US government had a $1 [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] Peter Benenson [official profile], founder of the human rights group Amnesty International, died in Oxford, England on Friday after a long illness. He was 83 [Amnesty International press release]. Benenson set up Amnesty in response to a call for action in an article [abridged version] published in the British [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] Riggs National Bank [official website] has agreed to settle a Spanish lawsuit [AP report} by paying $9 million to some 3,300 victims of the Chilean regime of General Augusto Pinochet [Wikipedia profile]. Spanish courts and the US Justice Department had investigated Riggs for allegedly laundering money for Pinochet. Riggs [read more]

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